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Waste collection update – July 4

By on 04/07/2017 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

The following is an updated statement from Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, after yesterday’s industrial action by some members of the refuse collection service: “Our proposals are all about improving services for the people of Birmingham – with no job losses. “In fact, we’re creating up to 246 full-time permanent roles and that will […]

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Why we need to modernise refuse collection

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, writes on why change is needed to Birmingham’s refuse collection services… I understand why the industrial action over the future of waste collection services in Birmingham is causing concern for many people – as collecting bins is the most visible way the council serves its citizens. If and when […]

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Plans to modernise waste services announced

A report to Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet on June 27 has set out plans for a modern refuse service. This represents the latest stage in making improvements to ensure citizens get the best possible value-for-money services. The cabinet report outlines: Proposals for the reorganisation of the waste management service Reducing reliance on hiring costly agency […]

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First independent financial review report on 17/18 savings

The first of two reports from the LGA co-ordinated independent financial review team is now available. Commissioned jointly by Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Improvement Panel the first stage of the review took place in mid-December 2016 and looked at the way the council had developed its 2017/18 savings proposals. The review team is […]

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Update on Cleaner Greener Streets – March 2016

An infographic outlining various facts and figures relating to Birmingham City Council’s waste management service has been published. It outlines that in the forthcoming financial year (2016/17), the council needs to save approximately £6.7million from its waste management budget as a result of central government funding cuts –  meaning the council has to make decisions […]

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Leader’s budget speech 2016

By on 01/03/2016 in Budget Views, Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Leader of Birmingham City Council, Cllr John Clancy’s Business Plan and Budget 2016+ speech to Full Council on 1 March 2016.

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Birmingham launches School Crossing Safety Trust

Birmingham City Council has guaranteed there will be no school crossing patrol job losses next year after launching the School Crossing Safety Trust.

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Business Plan and Budget: Carers set for wage boost

Thousands of Birmingham carers are set for a wage boost after Birmingham City Council developed the new Birmingham Care Wage.

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Future plans for Library of Birmingham being explored

Details of a proposal for the Library of Birmingham to start discussions with the British Library have been announced at this afternoon’s (January 6) City Council meeting. Cllr Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills Learning and Culture said the council had begun conversations at a national level relating to the development of proposals for the […]

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Response to local government finance settlement

By on 18/12/2014 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Government has today announced the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement for 2015/16. This included the core grant figure which the council will receive in the next financial year, together with information on the level of Council Tax increase above which a referendum will be required. Birmingham City Council will experience a reduction in core […]

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